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Reposted from 21 January 2014 Skeptical Science (John Cook)
Professor Scott Mandia at Suffolk County Community College teaches his students using the approach of agnotology-based learning. Agnotology is the study of ignorance and misconceptions. Agnotology-based learning addresses misconceptions and myths while teaching climate science. Two decades of research have found that direct refutation in the classroom is one of the most effective ways of reducing misconceptions.
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